The Handy Mommy 101: A Guide To A More Independent You


Two years ago I've never used power tools in my life let alone hang a picture frame the correct (and stable) way. So I thought I would write about what I've learned in two years (and believe me I'm still learning) but I'll just begin with the basics.

I was always too impatient to wait for my husband to wake up or come home from work to help me install the curtain rods or hang a picture frame. So to feed into my instant gratification ego I decided to do things myself.

Like anything unknown handling a power drill will be scary at first and you'll probably hope to god you don't end up with a hole through your finger. But if you do things correctly and wear the proper safety gear then you're in the right path to becoming a handy mommy or a handy woman if you don't have any kids (lucky).

My power tools are all made by Milwaukee Tool and what's great about having the same brand is that they all use the same battery so you only need one charger. Also keep the weight of the drills in mind when you are set to purchase one. It's great to have a strong power tool but make sure it's something you can carry on and off projects. My husband has a heavy duty drill and it's way too heavy for me to use for a small project. Let's face it we're not building a house here (well not yet at least).

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My go-to project tools:

  • Level
  • Handheld Cordless Sander
  • Safety Glasses
  • Drill Set (made by DeWalt)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Screwdriver (with interchangeable attachments)
  • Power Drill
  • Power Screwdriver

So these are my everyday basic tools. They will help you install curtain rods, hang picture frames, place new hardware, mount coat hooks and sconces and much much more. Stay tune for more of "The Handy Mommy 101" blog posts.

 

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